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Whānau Ora Commissioning Agencies to be announced next year
Minister of Whānau Ora Tariana Turia said today that a decision on the commissioning agencies for Whānau Ora will be announced in the new year. Earlier this year the Minister announced the new model for the future delivery of Whānau Ora which will see the establishment of three Non-Government Organisation (NGOs) commissioning agencies, one based in the North Island, one in the South Island and a Pacific focused agency.
Notification of Draft Mandate Strategy for Treaty Settlements Negotiations: Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Maru Taranaki Trust
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Maru Taranaki Trust (the Rūnanga) is seeking a mandate to represent Ngāti Maru ki Taranaki in direct negotiations with the Crown for the comprehensive settlement of their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims .
Change of Governance Proposed in Māori Language Strategy
The Minister of Māori Affairs, Hon Dr Pita Sharples, has released today the proposed new Māori Language Strategy for consultation with Māori language stakeholders.
Working together to get the best for Waikato-Tainui children
Young children getting a strong start in education are at the heart of Government agencies and iwi working together in the Waikato.
Notification of Mandate Strategy for Treaty Settlement Negotiations: Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri
In October 2013, the Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri Iwi Trust submitted a mandate strategy to the Crown proposing a mandate process to gain a Crown-recognised mandate to represent Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri in negotiations for the comprehensive settlement of their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims. Te Puni Kōkiri now invites submissions on the submitted mandate strategy.
Advertisement for Temporary Judge of the Māori Land Court
The Minister of Māori Affairs invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified persons who would like to be considered for the position of temporary judge of the Māori Land Court. This position is to be based in Te Taitokerau. Temporary judges may be appointed for a period of up to two years.
Notification of Mandate for Treaty of Waitangi Settlement Negotiations: Ngaitai ki Tōrere
The Crown invites submissions, views or inquiries about Ngaitai Iwi Authority (NIA) Deed of Mandate. Submissions must reach Te Puni Kōkiri (TPK) by no later than 5pm Monday 28 October 2013.
RFP opens for Māori and Pasifika Trades Training initiative
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Tariana Turia have announced that proposals are being sought for the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training initiative.
The Ahuwhenua Trophy Regional Hui
Two Ahuwhenua Trophy regional hui this week: tomorrow in Whakatane, and on Thursday in Hawera.
Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund
The Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund supports events that commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, and promote nation and community building. The fund aims to encourage a wider mix of communities to take part in Waitangi Day events.
Request For Proposals (RFP) – Whānau Ora Commissioning Agencies
Te Puni Kōkiri today (Friday 23 August 2013) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for three Whānau Ora commissioning agencies on the Government Electronic Tendering Service (GETS) website.
Government consults on Māori Community Development Act 1962
The first comprehensive public consultation on the Māori Community Development Act since it was passed more than 50 years ago will take place throughout September, Māori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples announced today.
Market Sounding Brief - 25 Hōngongoi / July 2013
The Minister for Whānau Ora, Hon Tariana Turia, announced the model for the future delivery of Whānau Ora on 16 July 2013. A key component of this model is the establishment of three non-government organisation (NGO) commissioning agencies with a North Island, South Island and Pacific focus.
Pānui: Te Puni Kōkiri Tari Matua Closed on Rāhina 22 Hōngongoi 2013
Following the swarm of earthquakes centred in the Cook Strait yesterday, which included a 6.5 magnitude quake, Te Puni Kōkiri House at 143 Lambton Quay is closed on Rāhina, 22 Hōngongoi 2013. Staff that would’ve been working from this Office were advised to work from home.
Te Puni Kōkiri is ready to lead Whānau Ora changes
Te Puni Kōkiri is well-positioned to lead the development of the next stage of implementation for Whānau Ora, says Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite.
Future focus for Whānau Ora
Significant changes to the future scope and direction of Whānau Ora include a non-government organisation (NGO) ‘commissioning for results’ model. Professor Sir Mason Durie – chair of the Whānau Ora Governance Group – says an initial focus on building capability to provide whānau–centred services is progressing well and the focus will now shift to building whānau and family capability to self-manage.
Tuhoronuku Deed of Mandate
Feedback Opportunity: Tūhoronuku Deed of Mandate
Tūhoronuku seeks recognition from the Crown of its mandate to enter into direct negotiations for the comprehensive and final settlement of all Ngāpuhi historical Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi claims with the Crown. The proposed settlement will require negotiation and ratification by Ngāpuhi before a Deed of Settlement is signed with the Crown.
It’s OK to Help’ campaign wins 2013 Public Sector Excellence Awards
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) communications campaign, ‘It’s OK to Help’ has won the Prime Minister's Award at the IPANZ Gen-i Public Sector Excellence Awards.
Tukutuku to showcase Māori to the World
Tukutuku gracing the walls of the United Nations in New York will provide an invaluable opportunity for Māori Arts and Culture to be promoted globally, Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite said today.
Te Puni Kōkiri mourns the passing of Hon Parekura Horomia
Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite added the voice of Te Puni Kōkiri to the many tributes to Hon Parekura Horomia today. ”We are gathering to remember the former Minister of Māori of Affairs, rangatira, friend and whanaunga.”
Media Release: Kuaka/ 斑尾塍鹬/Godwit: Incredible bird embodies ancient bonds
A tiny, unassuming bird that flies non-stop from New Zealand to northern China is one of many ancient bonds to be celebrated at this weekend's inaugural Taniwha & Dragon Festival at Auckland's Ōrākei Marae.
Expat Māori population untapped potential
“Understanding the profile of our international Māori population is an important component to realising the potential of the Māori economy,” says Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite.
Selection process for the Youth Press Gallery is now open – Be Heard!
The seventh Youth Parliament will be held in the Parliamentary Buildings on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 July 2013.
Youth Parliament Selection Process is Open – Be Heard!
Find out about New Zealand’s democracy and influence public decision-making by becoming a Youth Member of Parliament (MP).
Iconic Māori Artist Tribute from Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive
Michelle Hippolite, Chief Executive of Te Puni Kōkiri, pays tribute to Ralph Hotere ONZ - one of this country’s most revered artists.
Taniwha & Dragon Festival
A cultural celebration of the bonds between Māori and Chinese peoples - our shared past, present and future.
Te Puni Kōkiri realising Māori potential by growing Māori Assets
Inspirational role models share their motivational success stories in online video interviews aimed at encouraging Māori to pursue higher levels of education, training, employment, enterprise and innovation.
Opportunity to connect at America’s Cup 2013
Te Puni Kōkiri is part of the government’s ‘NZ Inc collective’ working to develop a business leverage and showcase programme at the America’s Cup 2013 in San Francisco (July – September).